Ross Bleckner

American, b. 1949

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Ross Bleckner’s immersive, large-scale paintings elicit a powerful hypnotic, dizzying effect. Whether pure abstraction of stripes or dots or more representational renderings of birds, flowers, and urns, Bleckner’s work recalls Op Art and the …

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Half is for the Moon, 2009
Sold on Jun 21, 2021
$56,700
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Painting
oil on photographic paper mounted to aluminum
182.2 x 182.2 cm
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$56,700
Auction Sale
Jun 21, 2021
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Half is for the Moon, 2009
oil on photographic paper mounted to aluminum
Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
$56,700
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Painting
182.2 x 182.2 cm
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Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
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$56,700
Specific & Anonymous, 2001
Sold on Jun 8, 2021
CHF CHF52,920
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Painting
Oil on linen
183.0 x 183.0 cm
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CHF CHF52,920
Auction Sale
Jun 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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Oil on linen Signed, titled, dated and inscribed RB 3124 on the reverse 183 x 183 cm (unframed)
Specific & Anonymous, 2001
Oil on linen
Jun 8, 2021
Sotheby's
CHF CHF52,920
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Painting
183.0 x 183.0 cm
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Jun 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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CHF CHF52,920
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Oil on linen Signed, titled, dated and inscribed RB 3124 on the reverse 183 x 183 cm (unframed)
Beginners & Others; Beginners, 2007
Sold on May 26, 2021
$3,825
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2 etchings and aquatint in colors with chine collé on Somerset paper support, one with handcoloring in red acrylic paint
50.8 x 50.8 cm
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$3,825
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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2007 2 etchings and aquatint in colors with chine collé on Somerset paper support, one with handcoloring in red acrylic paint, both signed in pencil, dated and numbered AP 8 (artist's proofs, aside from each edition of 35), with the blindstamps of the publisher Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, California, both with full margins. (2 works) each 20 x 20in (50.8 x 50.8cm) each sheet 29 x 28in (73.6 x 71.1cm)
Beginners & Others; Beginners, 2007
2 etchings and aquatint in colors with chine collé on Somerset paper support, one with handcoloring in red acrylic paint
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$3,825
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50.8 x 50.8 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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$3,825
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2007 2 etchings and aquatint in colors with chine collé on Somerset paper support, one with handcoloring in red acrylic paint, both signed in pencil, dated and numbered AP 8 (artist's proofs, aside from each edition of 35), with the blindstamps of the publisher Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, California, both with full margins. (2 works) each 20 x 20in (50.8 x 50.8cm) each sheet 29 x 28in (73.6 x 71.1cm)
Chaperone, 2002
Sold on May 26, 2021
$3,570
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Aquatint in colors on Somerset paper
67.9 x 67.9 cm
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$3,570
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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Chaperone, 2002-2003 Aquatint in colors on Somerset paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered AP8 (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35), with the blindstamp of the publisher, Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, California, with full margins. 26 3/4 x 26 3/4in (67.9 x 67.9cm) sheet 37 1/4 x 35 3/4in (94.6 x 90.8cm)
Chaperone, 2002
Aquatint in colors on Somerset paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$3,570
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67.9 x 67.9 cm
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Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$3,570
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Chaperone, 2002-2003 Aquatint in colors on Somerset paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered AP8 (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35), with the blindstamp of the publisher, Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, California, with full margins. 26 3/4 x 26 3/4in (67.9 x 67.9cm) sheet 37 1/4 x 35 3/4in (94.6 x 90.8cm)
World of light, 1990
Sold on May 26, 2021
€37,500
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Painting
huile sur toile de jute, oil on burlap
152.4 x 213.04 cm
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€37,500
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Christie's
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Ross Bleckner (né en 1949) signé, titré et daté 'ross bleckner 1990 "WALL OF LIGHT"' (au dos) huile sur toile de jute 213 x 153 cm. Peint en 1990. signed, titled and dated 'ross bleckner 1990 "WALL OF LIGHT"' (on the reverse) oil on burlap 83 7/8 x 60 ¼ in. Executed in 1990.
World of light, 1990
huile sur toile de jute, oil on burlap
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€37,500
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Painting
152.4 x 213.04 cm
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€37,500
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Ross Bleckner (né en 1949) signé, titré et daté 'ross bleckner 1990 "WALL OF LIGHT"' (au dos) huile sur toile de jute 213 x 153 cm. Peint en 1990. signed, titled and dated 'ross bleckner 1990 "WALL OF LIGHT"' (on the reverse) oil on burlap 83 7/8 x 60 ¼ in. Executed in 1990.
Pathway L, 2003
Sold on May 1, 2021
$1,386
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Aquatint, on Somerset paper
67.6 x 67.6 cm
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$1,386
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Pathway L, 2003
Aquatint, on Somerset paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$1,386
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67.6 x 67.6 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$1,386
Falling Birds 1; and 3, 2002
Sold on May 1, 2021
$4,410
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Photography
2 digital inkjet prints with hand applied white paint
43.2 x 43.2 cm
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$4,410
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Falling Birds 1; and 3, 2002
2 digital inkjet prints with hand applied white paint
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$4,410
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43.2 x 43.2 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$4,410
Meditation (Timeless Man Meets Contemporary Man), 2007
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
$81,900
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Painting
oil on linen
213.36 x 213.36 cm
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$81,900
Auction Sale
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Distinguished European Collector i. signed, titled and dated 2007 twice on the revere ii. signed, titled and dated 2007 on the reverse oil on linen  each: 84 by 84 in. 213.4 by 213.4 cm. each framed: 85 by 85 in. 215.9 by 215.9 cm.
Meditation (Timeless Man Meets Contemporary Man), 2007
oil on linen
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$81,900
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213.36 x 213.36 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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$81,900
Description
Property from a Distinguished European Collector i. signed, titled and dated 2007 twice on the revere ii. signed, titled and dated 2007 on the reverse oil on linen  each: 84 by 84 in. 213.4 by 213.4 cm. each framed: 85 by 85 in. 215.9 by 215.9 cm.
Untitled, 1984
Sold on Mar 11, 2021
$7,500
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Painting
oil on canvas
66.0 x 96.5 cm
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$7,500
Auction Sale
Mar 11, 2021
Christie's
Description
Ross Bleckner (b. 1949) signed, inscribed and dated ‘FOR UNCLE TEDDY + AUNT ANNIE, MY FAVORITES ALL MY LOVE – Ross B. NOV 1984’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 38 x 26 in. (96.5 x 66 in.) Painted in 1984.
Untitled, 1984
oil on canvas
Mar 11, 2021
Christie's
$7,500
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66.0 x 96.5 cm
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Mar 11, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$7,500
Description
Ross Bleckner (b. 1949) signed, inscribed and dated ‘FOR UNCLE TEDDY + AUNT ANNIE, MY FAVORITES ALL MY LOVE – Ross B. NOV 1984’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 38 x 26 in. (96.5 x 66 in.) Painted in 1984.
Untitled, 1989
Sold on Dec 21, 2020
€2,048
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
20.4 x 25.3 cm
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€2,048
Auction Sale
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
Description
signed and dated on the reverse, acrylic on canvas, 25.3 x 20.4 cm
Untitled, 1989
acrylic on canvas
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
€2,048
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Painting
20.4 x 25.3 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
Realized Price
€2,048
Description
signed and dated on the reverse, acrylic on canvas, 25.3 x 20.4 cm